8 December 2016
The composer made it his mission to subvert the rigid culture of opera, and his controversial works saw him frequently battle the authorities.
21 May 2015
The composer of La traviata, Macbeth and Otello consolidated and innovated the opera of his time.
ROH productions including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and La bohème on Sky Arts during Spring 2015
16 March 2015
A number of Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions will be broadcast on Sky Arts over the coming months.
Stormy Weather #2: Smart techniques for bringing a storm to the stage from history's great composers
23 January 2015
Beethoven inspired a host of operatic composers including Rossini, Verdi and Weill in musical methods for creating an operatic storm.
5 December 2014
Curses, seduction and murder – why are operatic parties always doomed to end in tears?
3 October 2014
The city has an important association with the art form that reaches from I due Foscari to Death in Venice.
23 September 2014
Storms as a narrative and compositional device in Rigoletto, Idomeneo and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
17 September 2014
What did you think of the last of three BP Big Screens this summer?
16 September 2014
Albanian tenor to replace Piero Pretti in the role of the Duke of Mantua.
15 September 2014
Verdi' great tragic opera to be relayed across the UK on 17 September.